There's a pararam maxim I came across another training that says:
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him.I have very little patience for fools. The rest just needs to be led. Which would probably bring me to a topic on leadership, something I've wanted to blog about for a long time but I can't seem to finish the post.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep. Wake him.
He who knows not, and knows he knows not, is simple. Teach him.
He who knows, and knows he knows is wise. Follow him.
The thing is ... I have such high respect for leaders who know how to bring people to follow them without force or intimidation. Ghandi and Mother Theresa use quite means: prayer and peace. Kennedy did it with powerful words that inspire. General Richard Winters did it with strategy and great example.
There is a big difference between a manager and a leader. I got this from research:
A manager deals with status-quo; a leader deals with change.That's why people have very little respect for managers and have high regard for leaders. Me, I want to follow great leaders. With the rest, I just have to grudgingly obey. LOL.
A manager work in the system; a leader works on the system.
A manager reacts; a leader creates opportunities.
A manager controls risk; a leader seeks opportunities.
A manager enforces organizational rules; a leader changes organizational rules.
A manager seek and the follow direction; a leader provides a vision to believe in and strategic alignment.
A manager control people by pushing them in the right direction; a leader motivates people by satisfying basic human needs.
A manager coordinates effort; a leader inspires achievement and energizes people.
A manager provides instructions; a leader coaches followers, create self-leaders and empowers them.